Main Content

Reference Component

Link to an architectural definition or Simulink behavior

Description

Use a Reference Component block to link an architectural definition of a System Composer™ component or a Simulink® behavior.

Reference Component block

To add or connect System Composer components:

  • Add an architecture Reference Component block from the Modeling tab or the palette. You can also click and drag a box on the canvas, then select the Reference Component block.

  • Attach a referenced model to the component by selecting <Enter Model Name>.

  • Click and drag any port to create a connection. Connect to another component. You can also create a new component to complete the connection.

  • To connect Reference Component blocks to architecture or composition model root ports, drag from the component ports to the containing model boundary. When you release the connection, a root port is created at the boundary.

To manage Reference Component block contents:

  • When you create a Reference Component block, you have the option to right-click the component and select Block Parameters. From here, you can specify your reference model name, if it already exists. The reference model can be a System Composer architecture model or a Simulink model.

  • With a regular Component block, you can right-click on the block and convert it to a reference component.

    • Select Save As Architecture Model to save the contents of the component as an architecture model that can be referenced in multiple places and kept in sync. The component will become a reference component that links to the referenced architecture model.

    • Select Create Simulink Behavior to create a new Simulink reference model and link to it.

    • Select Link to Model to link to a known model that can be either a System Composer architecture model or a Simulink model.

  • To break the reference link for a Reference Component block, you have the option to right-click and select Inline Model, which removes the contents of the architecture model referenced by the specified component and breaks the link to the reference model. The Reference Component block becomes a regular Component block.

Ports

Input

expand all

If you connect to a source component, the interfaces on the ports are shared.

Output

expand all

If you connect to a destination component, the interfaces on the ports are shared.

More About

expand all

Introduced in R2019a